Radioactive Iodine Uptake Testing Medication

Updated: Feb 06, 2017
  • Author: Augustine George, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Medication

Antithyroid Agent

Class Summary

These agents are used for antihyperthyroid therapy

Iodide 131

Used to treat hyperthyroidism by destroying follicular cells of the thyroid gland.

Measure dose by radioactivity calibration system just prior to administration, consult product literature for specific calibration and dosimetry information.